Are you interested in what happens at Camp Wilderness?
Wanting to stay connected?
The Northern Lights Alumni Association
is the answer. e-mail us
Our goal is to maintain the memories, spirit and traditions of the Northern Lights Council Camps both past and present; to provide a means for alumni of the Northern Lights Council Camps to maintain affiliation with each other and with the Camps; and to contribute to the continued maintenance and development of the Camp's physical and human resources.
Membership in the Association is open to all past and current camp staff members, campers, or anyone who has interest in the Northern Lights Council. With our primary focus on Camp Wilderness, Heart Butte and Big Four.
Being a member of the Association means you will receive 6 newsletters from the Association to keep up with other fellow members and the camp. The money raised by the Association goes to projects like the trailer for the Ranger, high speed internet connection at camp, human foosball at the Cub Camp, basketball court, and funding & building Cabin 3. We are currently raising money for the Steve Werpy Staff Scholarship Fund that helps by retaining camp staff. The History Center at Camp Wilderness also benefits from our members in helping with staffing, maintaining the center, and funding.
Our events include :
Annual Open House at Camp Wilderness
Reunion Week at Camp Wilderness
Christmas Party (Staff and Alumni)
Spring Gathering (Staff Week)
Local Socials — Fellowship and Food
Camp Reunions -- Celebrating the Camp's Anniversary for Metigoshe, Wabaunaquat, Heart Butte, Big 4, and Camp Wilderness.
Officers & Committee Chairs
President - Erik Halverson
Executive Secretary - Lane Schirado
Past President - Ryan Foley
Board of Directors - Dave Pedersen
Board of Directors - Mike Schilieman
Board of Directors - Dave Day
Council Liaison - Missy Halda
Membership Committee Chair - Steve Lyman
Alumni Achievement Committee Chair - Jeff Brown
Fall Fellowship Committee Chair - Jim Porter
Publications Committee Chair - John Bisbee
Staff Week Committee Chair - Jill Olson/Marten Schrage
Open House Committee Chair - Neil Litton
Staff Scholarship Committee Chair - Marten Schrage
History Committee Chair - Bob Rezac
Scout History Center
We are looking for your help!
Our focus is telling the story of the Northern Lights Council and the camps within—not only by honoring all we have today, but also by remembering where we came from. Our present-day council is the result of the evolution of four councils, four lodges, and many camps.
The Northern Lights History Center’s collections are comprised of various artifacts donated by friends of Scouting. We rely on these donations from people like you to preserve and display the history of the council and its camps. Help us uphold the story of the Northern Lights Council by donating items or by joining the History Committee.
Gifts to the Northern Lights Council for the History Center are deductible from taxable income in accordance with the provisions of Federal income tax law. However, the History Committee or Council employees cannot, in their official capacity, give appraisals for the purpose of establishing the tax deductible value of donated items. Evaluations must be secured by the donor at his/her expense. The donor receives no goods or services in consideration of this gift.
|Items & Assistance||Camps||Councils/Lodges|
(when, why, who, how, etc...)
Missouri Valley Council
Metigoshe Scout Reservation
Lake Agassiz Council
Heart Butte Scout Reservation
Red River Valley Council
|Guide Books||Big 4 Scout Camp||Thunderbird Lodge|
|Stories & Anecdotes||
Camp Spanish Point
Working at the
Camp Kiwanis/ Wood Lake
ï· Minniduta Lodge
|Helping with Research||
Camp Chandawag/ Oak Island
|Northern Lights Council|
|Building Displays||What did we miss?||
Park Region Council
Contact the History Committee for more information on how you can help
Bob Rezac 701-261-7597
Chad Swenson 701-388-2494
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Staff Lists Updated
Update to the Staff Rosters has been made thanks to many people who have stopped through camp over the past few years and helped us update the roster.
WANTED - Staff Photos
We are trying to collect staff photos from all camps for every year. We have many, but are still searching to complete the set. Please take a look at the list of needed photos.
Wilderness: 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 96, 98, 99, 01, 02, 03, 04
Metigoshe: 59, 61, 62, 71, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, and 85.
Wabaunaquat: 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86
Heart Butte: All Years
If you can help, please contact Steve Lyman.